CMU Holds Rights To 48 Domain Names

Feb 9th @ 5:14 pm in News by Scott Staley

GRAND JUNCTION  -  Even though Colorado Mesa’s main website is coloradomesa.edu, it purchased 48 domain names containing variations of “Colorado Mesa” or “Western Colorado”.  And that has caused a stumbling block for Western State in Gunnison who’s looking to change their name too.  Colorado Mesa Executive Director of Marketing and Recruitment Rick Taggart said the school’s marketing department purchased those domains to prevent other people from buying them and putting undesirable content on those sites.  Helman said relations between the school presidents have improved since Helman and Western State Trustee Todd Wheeler visited a Colorado Mesa trustees meeting Jan. 25–26. Foster said he told Helman and Wheeler he would be fine with the Gunnison school becoming Colorado Western State University but he would be uncomfortable with the title Western Colorado University because Colorado Mesa markets itself as a western Colorado institution as well…..